Craft Jam Pubnights 2013

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Christmas Stars - Papery Style

Having managed to beg my way onto this, already popular, workshop with Kat Thomas The Paper Florist, I turned up at INC in Exmouth clutching my old 2010 Country Living Diary. The Diary, jammed packed full of photo gorgeousness, was to be miraculously transformed into a sumptious
3D Christmas star. How, I hear you say? Well that would be telling. Kat, the brains behind the rather fabulous is a master Origami-ist. The japanese art of paper folding, under Kat's expert flair, is given an up-to-date makeover. Using recycled paper, old Christmas cards, Christmas wrapping paper, newspaper, maps, wallpaper, magazines and even old diaries! You can make the most beautiful and delicate flowers. Here are my masterpieces from the day.

3D stars and lilies

Country Living 3D Star

Paper Lilies surrounded by lots of gorgeous paper
including our Twinkly's poster!!

Its amazing what you can do with an old diary!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

November's Crafter Dark - Felt night :)

Great Cr'After Dark this month, wet felting around soap to make a really funky and sweet smelling Christmas gift for friends and felting with cookie cutters to make shapes of all sort to hang off your Christmas Tree. We also taught felt balls for making your own necklace/bracelet. It was very WET, very SOAPY with a plethora of double-entendres about rubbing and making sure its hard. I have to say though, the City Gate has never smelled so good!

Felted with cookie cutters, so simple and so rustic

A rainbow of felted shapes and balls

Oh lots of love in the air, methinks

Felting around soaps to create a soap and scrubbie all-in-one

Some of our finished handiwork, these are so easy to make and can be decorated with simple ribbon embellishment, popped in a classical box with some information on how to store and how to use, then gifted to someone special.
I am loving the colours people chose, so exciting and vibrant!

Karen and Beth meditating with soap

Making a grand old mess in the pub

More Falling Leaves loveliness

More Lovely things from Falling Leaves, feast your eyes

John Timms shaker wooden chests and bird boxes

Penny Delahoyde, autumnal brooches, vintage and recycled fabrics

Gina's Frek the Third, isnt he gorgeous

Steampunk cakey gorgeousness from the KABU baker Sarah Downham

Barbra Timms vintage notelet whimsies

Autumn Pixie by Barbra Timms

Kate Bartholomew handmade ceramic jewellery

Aromatika's Lisa Hosking

Woody loveliness from Wooden It be Nice

Pippiknit's little christmas gingerbread men